From our Masters collection of premium, small lot, artisan teas for wholesale purchase in retail sizes. Jin Kong Que is a remarkable tea handmade in the Yunnan Province of China. It has a rare ability to balance bold flavor without giving off bitterness. Its name, which translates to Golden Peacock, is as flashy as its namesake with fairly large, very golden leaves and leaf buds. The liquor does not disappoint as it boasts intricate notes of honey, toastiness, cocoa, and roasted sweet potato.
This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 2-3 minutes.
Jin Kong Que gets its namesake from the Dai people who reside in the Yunnan Province. They are known for growing and picking tea in this region and adore the peacock as a symbol of fortune and luck.
According to historic documents, Yunnan Province has been domesticating the wild tea plant for around two thousand years. Its location in southwest China (Yunnan's terrain is quite mountainous with heavy rainfall) that combined with its fertile soil makes it an ideal location for tea trees. It is there where the Three Ancient Tea Kings reside. Regarded as living foils, these hundreds-year-old trees stand to this day.